What Is Worse for the Planet? Real or Faux Fur?

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Brands like Gucci, Versace and Michael Kors will not include fur in Spring collections. One of the most enduring fashion visuals from the 1990s Club Kids scene is Deee-Lite’s video for “Groove Is in the Heart.” In it, the beyond fabulous Lady Miss Kier is wearing a bouffant hairdo, short shorts and a fluffy white […]

The Greatest Gift My Mother Gave Me Was Putting Her Career First

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When my mother gave birth to my older brother in 1966, her “maternity leave” lasted less than a week. After welcoming a baby on a Saturday, she was back in her lab by Thursday, determined to balance family and career with an aggressive demonstration of commitment to the latter (it didn’t quite work out: six […]